A Test Of Wills
Don’t miss the first book in the critically acclaimed Inspector Ian Rutledge series It’s 1919, and the “War to End All Wars” has been won. But there is no peace for Scotland Yard inspector Ian Rutledge, recently returned from the battlefields of France shell-shocked and tormented by the... show more
Don’t miss the first book in the critically acclaimed Inspector Ian Rutledge series It’s 1919, and the “War to End All Wars” has been won. But there is no peace for Scotland Yard inspector Ian Rutledge, recently returned from the battlefields of France shell-shocked and tormented by the ever-present voice of the young Scot he had executed for refusing an order. Escaping into his work to save his sanity, Rutledge investigates the murder of a popular colonel in Warwickshire and his alleged killer, a decorated war hero and close friend of the Prince of Wales. The case is a political minefield, and its resolution could mean the end of Rutledge’s career. Win or lose, the cost may be more than the damaged investigator can bear. For the one witness who can break the case open is, like Rutledge, a war-ravaged victim . . . and his grim, shattered fate could well prove to be the haunted investigator’s own.
Publish date: August 16th 2011
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
, British Literature
, Book Club
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Mystery
, Mystery Thriller
Series: Inspector Ian Rutledge (#1)
I have read a couple of Charles Todd's Bess Crawford books and I thought it was time to check out the mother and son duos other historical series; the Ian Rutledge series. The Bess Crawford books take place during WW1, but the Ian Rutledge series takes place just after the end of WW1. And, while Bes...
This is the first of Todd's Inspector Ian Rutledge stories. I had read one three years ago (GoodReads claims I read two of them, but I appear to have reviewed only one of the two) and liked it enough to consider reading more. I decided I should begin at the beginning. Ian Rutledge was a police inspe...
Title: A Test of Wills (The First Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery) Author: Charles Todd Pages: 305 Year: 1996 (Copyright) Publisher: Harper I was first introduced to this series of mysteries when I received a free copy of Hunting Shadows, the 16th book in the series. I thoroughly enjoyed that b...
A Test of Wills is a historical mystery, set in 1919. Inspector Ian Rutledge has shell shock, from his war experience on the western front, and has just returned to his old, pre-1914 job at Scotland Yard. His boss loathes him (he was the "golden boy" before the war), and has assigned him to a case...
Ian Rutledge is sent to investigate the murder of the youngish Colonel Harris. The murder is a bit tricky because unfortunately, the only suspect seems to be a young, dashing war hero, Captain Mark Wilton, who is engaged to the colonel's ward, Lettice (also, is it pronounced like lettuce or like tha...